Leading the way with recent increased wagering handle for horse racing are two of its elite tracks. Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park offer the best in world class horses, jockeys, and trainers. In particular these two tracks will set themselves apart with top tier stakes races on Saturday. Specifically, Churchill Downs will offer a total of five stakes races Saturday while there will be two more at Santa Anita Park. It follows that betting activity on horse racing will continue its meteoric growth over the weekend. All told, a total of five North American tracks will offer full cards for Saturday and Sunday. Let’s now take a look what promises to be an outstanding weekend lineup.
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Let’s now take a look at the highlights of this week’s schedule from tracks across North America!
Tampa Bay – Oldsmar, Florida - Saturday
Saturday will feature a total of nine horse races on the Tampa Bay card.
When it comes to Tampa Bay it all begins with three dominant jockeys. Samy Camacho, Antonio A. Gallardo, and Daniel Centeno have each compiled over $1.4 million in earnings. Each jockey has a win percentage of no less than 21% with top three finish rates of 52% or better.
Churchill Downs – Louisville, Kentucky – Saturday and Sunday
Certainly, Saturday is going to be the first big day of the current Churchill Downs meet. There will be a total of 11 races on the card including five stakes races. Stakes race action begins in the seventh with the $100,000 Shawnee Stakes. Following that in the eighth race is the $100,000 Tepin Stakes. Then race nine will feature the $100,000 Blame Stakes. Next in the tenth is Saturday’s $150,000 feature race known as the Matt Winn Stakes. In conclusion is the $100,000 War Chant Stakes in the 11th Saturday race to wrap up a phenomenal day of action. Sunday will feature nine more races at Churchill Downs.
So far at Churchill Downs the great John R. Velazquez leads all jockeys with over $142,000 in earnings. He has posted three wins in nine starts. Jose L. Ortiz is right behind with over $112,000 in winnings. Also, Ortiz has 16 starts with two wins, two seconds and four thirds.
Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, California – Saturday and Sunday
Speaking of stakes races Santa Anita Park features two on its nine-race card for Saturday. The $100,000 Daytona Stakes is Saturday’s fifth race while the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes is in the eighth race. Sunday will feature a total of 10 more races on the card.
Namely Flavien Prat, Abel Cedillo, and Joel Rosario have been the top Santa Anita jockeys. All three have compiled over $2.3 million in winnings. Prat has the most wins at 55 in 219 starts. Additionally, Prat and Rosario have the lead win percentages of 25%.
Gulfstream Park – Hallandale, Florida – Saturday and Sunday
Overall Gulfstream Park will feature 11 races on Saturday with 10 more on Sunday.
First place in the jockey standings at Gulfstream Park belongs to Luis Saez. He has a total of over $1.2 million in earnings. Saez has 233 starts with 49 wins, 38 seconds, and 32 thirds. His win percentage is 21% with a top three finish rate of 51%.
Remington Park – Oklahoma City – Saturday and Sunday
To be exact there will be 11 races on the Remington Park card for both Saturday and Sunday.
Jockey James A. Flores of Remington Park is so dominant that he must be given a look. Flores has earned over $1.377 million in total at the current meet. In 238 starts he has 58 wins, 32 seconds, and 29 thirds. Flores has a win percentage of 25% with a top three finish rate of 50%.
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